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Subsea platform

Another dimension for pumps

Added: 6 Apr 2018

The traditional belief in the oil and gas industry that reliability needs to come first where techn…

Brand new age for STEM recruitment

Added: 22 Mar 2018

Words such as branding and marketing are, one suspects, anathema to the average engineer.

It's do or die for food industry digitalisation

Added: 5 Jan 2018

How many times do we hear the assertion that necessity is the mother of invention? Let us hope that…

We must help MPs understand the importance of the process industries

Added: 6 Nov 2017

There is, we know, a substantial job of work to do in terms of enabling the rest of the United King…

Politics’ uncertain gains

Added: 31 Jul 2017

Uncertainty is perhaps the only thing we can be certain of in the political arena these days, after…

Editor’s comment: Election could produce a Brexit reality check

Added: 3 May 2017

It has been impossible this year to contemplate any sector within the process industries while avoi…

Editor’s comment: why engineering needs an upgrade

Rob Smith | Added: 15 Nov 2016

One of the first topics I was fortunate enough to write about for Process Engineering magazine was …

Editor’s comment: counting the cost of faulty foods

Louisa Hearn | Added: 3 Oct 2016

Product recalls are one portion of the food processing sector we’d all like to send packing. But po…

Wylfa Newydd

Editor’s comment: the nuclear energy agenda

Rob Smith | Added: 5 Sep 2016

Despite Hinkley Point C taking centre stage, it isn’t the only major new nuclear project the UK has…

Editor’s comment: hope amidst the turmoil for oil & gas?

Rob Smith | Added: 11 Jul 2016

The UK’s oil and gas industry is in a state of turmoil. The price of oil plummeted from a high of r…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Editor's comment: tackling the issue of female representation

Rob Smith | Added: 23 Jun 2016

Despite major efforts in recent years to dramatically increase numbers, just 6% of the UK’s registe…

Editor’s comment: an appetite for change

Louisa Hearn | Added: 6 Jun 2016

The ‘secret recipe’ behind many blockbuster food and drink products is a blend of universally appea…

Weir Group pump

Editor’s comment: sizing up pumps

Rob Smith | Added: 24 May 2016

Pumps are vital. Without them, the process industries would come to a grinding halt.

Pills drugs medicine

Editor’s Comment: Modern medicine

Rob Smith | Added: 16 May 2016

We are fortunate in the UK. For many illnesses, you need only head to your local pharmacy and hey p…

Troubled water

Louisa Hearn | Added: 4 May 2016

Water utilities across the UK have spent many years grappling with infrastructure built in the Vict…

Flow computers under threat?

Added: 29 Mar 2016

At the start of the year we at Process Engineering added the element of ‘flow’ to our coverage of t…

The right chemistry

Louisa Hearn | Added: 24 Mar 2016

When reporters in the mainstream media write about chemicals, it’s often for all the wrong reasons.…

Shrinking sector?

Rob Smith | Added: 3 Mar 2016

Driving to work has been getting cheaper thanks to the tumbling oil prices. Unfortunately, for many…

Great Food Nation

Louisa Hearn | Added: 4 Jan 2016

Along with great challenges often come great opportunities, and never has this been truer for the B…

Kids Schools Skills2

Mission inspiration or mission impossible?

Added: 3 Nov 2015

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week aims to inspire the next generation of engineers and help bridge the skil…